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i wrecked it. you're ok. that's all that matters. (vo) a lifetime commitment to getting them home safely. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. the governor of the great state of california is jerry brown. his dad was also a democratic governor of the state of california. his name was pat brown. pat brown was first elected governor of california in 1958. and he won by such a huge margin that the county by county results map from that governor's race when pat brown first became governor, even though it was 60/40, you look at the map of the state, it makes it look like it was a unanimous decision. that was 1958. then four years later, not by as resounding a margin, but still pretty good margin, he won again. 1962 beat a guy by the name of richard nixon.
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after that went for a third bite at the apple. ran for a third term as governor of california and he did not get it. not only did he not get his bite, he was himself basically eaten alive in that election. look at this. look at that results map from 1966. the democratic, right, the guy represents by blue on the map, he was the incumbent, but look at how badly he got beaten. and the man who beat him in that election was as you see there, ronald reagan. ronald reagan won his first term of governor in 1956. beat jerry brown's dad. served two terms after governor. ultimately ascended to the presidency. the kick start for ronald reagan political career was that huge resounding overwhelming victory that he had over the incumbent governor in california in 1966.
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the kick start to that campaign, the thing that made ronald reagan a national conservative darling, not just a northerly reservive republican. the man that put him on the conservative map coast to coast and layed the groundwork f first resounding huge win in 1966 was this: this is two years before he won that governor's race so hugely. two years almost exactly before he won that race. this was october 27, 1964. it was exactly one week before the 1964 presidential election. now, people who love ronald reagan, love this speech. honestly, people who just love american politics love this speech. this speech from ronald reagan a week before the election has come to be known as the time for choosing speech. ronald reagan delivered it as a paid ad on national tv exactly one week before american voters went to the polls in november
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1964 to choose between lbj and barry gold water. >> you and i have a ran day view with destiny. preserve for our children the last best hope of man on earth or sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness. >> even if you disagree with the political philosophy, even if you disagree with the case he laid out in that speech, it's funny, going back and listening to it now, i forgotten how snarkky and snide it was. it gets talked about like it was reagan receiving wisdom on stone tablets. he was up there throwing shame and insults. regardless of what you think of reagan, regardless of what you think of that speech itself. that speech from october 1964, it will always be seen as one of the classics in modern american politics. one of the things that defined the new era of televised
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american politics because that speech really did launch ronald reagan as a political candidate. really did lay the groundwork for blockbuster win in california governor's race two years later and that blockbuster race in the california governor's race two years later started him inevitably on his road to presidency. one of the classics just in terms of impacts. if you love politics, you know that time for choosing speech. if you love ronald reagan, you probably know that speech by heart. mike pence. >> men and women, i have to tell you, this is not a choice in this election between one candidate who will take america this far up and another candidate who will take america maybe this far up. this is a choice in this election between as ronald reagan said in 1964. between up and down. not between left and right. >> mike pence today in ohio quoting ronald reagan's famous 1964 speech, the time for
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choosing. here's why that's a bad idea. what that speech did in 1964 turned out to be great for the man giving the speech. it was a great nationally televised launching pad for ronald reagan the conservative icon. ronald reagan the speech ommunic guy on whose behalf gave that speech was barry goldwater. one week after the great speech on tv, this is what ppened to barry goldwater. one of the worst electoral disasters in the history of modern presidential elections. he just got erased. he got creamed. he did win the little handful of states in the deep south. largely on the basis to the opposition of civil rights act, and then you see on the lower left side of your screen, he did
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also win his home state of arizona. that was it. if in fact 1964 was a time for choosing, as ronald reagan said that year, well, america decisively chose that year. they chose not barry goldwater. the arizona factor here is as besting. clearly in 1964, arizona picked goldwater when almost nobody else did because he was their home state guy, but arizona is also just remark live consistent in the way they vote for president. only once since 1948, even when the whole rest of the country was voting blue, no, not arizona, only once since the end of world war ii has arizona picked a democratic for president and that one did seem like a fluke, that was 1996. bill clinton running for re-election. squeaked out this tiny win in arizona.
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other than that, arizona all the way back to world war ii has voted red in every single presidential election. including 1964. here's the thing though. you might remember last summer, july 2015, one presidential candidate went to arizona and shocked everybody by turning out the largest crowd that any candidate in either party had turned out anywhere in the country in the presidential race thus far. now, this was at a time last summer when donald trump was bragging on turning out thousands of people and in fact trump had gone to phoenix arizona and turned out just over 4,000 people for a rally there, but one week after that, one week after that 4,000 person rally for trump in phoenix arizona,one week later at that same venue another candidate almost tripled donald trump's numbers. other candidate turned out 11,000 people in phoenix arizona
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in july of last year breaking everybody's record for biggest crowd of the entire campaign and that candidate was bernie sanders. interesting for such a supposedly red state. bernie sanders beat everybody's record when he showed up in phoenix arizona and 11,000 other people showed up. bernie sanders of course didn't go onto win the primary against hillary clinton, but his incredibly enthusiastic base of support. there was a lungering question at the end of the democratic primary as to whether or not bernie sanders really meant it when he endorsed hillary clinton. whether he really meant it when he said he would work his heart out. he's been working his heart out, it's true. he's been campaigning as a full time gig a couple weeks ago. appears really to be flooring it for hillary clinton. over the first five days, bernie sanders spent on the campaign trail for hillary clinton, over five days, he did 14 events for her.
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minnesota, iowa, on wednesday going to nevada for her. tomorrow, though, he is spending all day and all night in red state arizona. bernie sanders doing a rally for clinton tomorrow in flagstaff at 2:30 and doing another rally for clinton in tucson at 7:00 p.m. this week hillary clinton is off the campaign trail doing debate prep for wednesday night, but if you look at her campaign schedule, there's a ton of arizona in it. red state arizona. gone blue in the presidential elections. once since world war ii, but tomorrow bernie sanders is going to be there for two big events. day after that chelsea clinton is going to be in arizona. day after that michelle obama is going to be in arizona. again, arizona has only gone democratic once since 1948. the clinton campaign apparently
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looks at arizona and sees a blue state this year. they held a conference call with reporters in which they announced they would be spending an additional $6 million in these last three weeks over and above what they had already announced and already planned in these seven battleground states. announced today $6 billion additional to what they previously planned on spending, nevada, iowa, ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina, new hampshire. seven states. in addition to the $6 million they're spending, they're also announced today so they're spending $6 million across all of those. also spending $2 million alone until arizona. and historically speaking, that's nuts, but with surrogates, with money, with campaign attention and now with an official pronouncement from the campaign they appear to be going for it in barry goldwater's arizona.
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part of the reason they think it's worth the while, despite the totally red voting history is because the trump campaign may have taken arizona for granted. now trump himself has done a lot of campaign events in arizona, but events are just events. and according to nbc news this morning there are only five staffers in total in the state of arizona working for the trump campaign there. five staff for that whole state divided between the trump campaign itself and the arizona republican party. one republican state operative a former senior staffer tells nbc news about trump, quote, i think he's going to lose arizona. barring something unforeseen, trump is going to lose arizona and you're still not seeing the type of activity you would expect to see if he expects to save it. so the clinton campaign is going for it. multimillion dollar effort in red states now.
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and they're not doing it just by trying to appeal to republican voters to cross over, they're doing it by sending folks like bernie sanders and first lady, michelle obama to go wake up and mobilize and organize the democratic vote that has been lurking inside red state arizona all these years. in addition to this big new investment in arizona, the clint campaign announced that they will also announce today they will be splitting $1 million in new investment between red state michelle obama and red state indiana. part of this may be just strategy to help the democrats in senate races and governors races. right. this is the state of the senate race in arizona where it's jon mccain against an kirk patrick. she's running a very aggressive campaign. this is the state of the senate race in michelle obama. missouri. this is the state of the senate race in indiana where it's former democratic senator evan
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versus republican todd young. all of those senate races are ones democrats would love to win on november 8. they're close enough if the election strongly goes in clinton's way, a little investment in those states, even if it was theoretically for the presidential race, might have a knock on effect in those lower state, lower ballot races. it would be so important to the democratic party if the democrats could sweep those senate races blue while putting hillary clinton in the white house. may also be a similar calculation with the governor's race in missouri and the governor's race in indiana. both in reach for the democrats. so part of what the clinton campaign is doing with the red state spending, it may be about down ticket races. it may also be she's confident enough she's going win that she's now just trying to win big. in terms of electoral probabilities the "new york times" they give hillary clinton
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a 91% chance of winning the election. at 5:38 they give her an 88% chance of winning the election. they give her a 91% chance of winning. says hillary clinton's chances of winning the election on november 8 are 97% for whatever that's worth. maybe she's going for red states because she's looking for a goldwater stale landslide. there's a bunch of interesting news in terms of newspaper endorsements. historically unique things. weave the accomplisher of the arizona republic here tonight. absolutely riveting and scary tale to tell about the cost of the paper's unique presidential endorsement this year. one of the most unexpected newspaper endorsements came from the dallas morning news in texas. today you want to know how confident the clinton campaign is? they got so cocky, they started
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running an ad touting dallas morning news endorsement. started running an ad to -- it's not even a web ad. they're paying to run that on tv in texas. texas the democratic presidential campaign dumping i mean $2 million into arizona. that's enough, but when the democratic presidential candidate is running tv ads in texas three weeks before the election. either that is a remarkable bluff or democrats are about to put the hurt on the republican party in a way we have not seen since ronald reagan set up barry goldwater for ran day view with destiny. i almost can't believe the democrats are as confident as they're behaving right now: i have to believe this is a fakeout. let's see if we can figure it out. we have the chair of the democratic party live here tonight. stay with us.
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up until friday, we had been watching this unprecedented phenomenon in which hillary clinton got the newspaper endorsements you would expect her to get, but then she also got a whole bunch you would not expect her to get like from republican papers and papers that never endorse anyone while all the while donald trump racked up incredible record of zero daily newspaper endorsements. never really seen that before. the presidential nominee of one of the two major parties getting zero newspaper endorsements, but then on friday, donald trump got his very first endorsement. very exciting. from a daily paper in california that you probably have not heard of. called the santa barbara news press. one strange thing about that endorsement is that it was the first. first general election daily endorsement of donald trump by any paper.
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one of the other strange things about that endorsement is it had no content. the paper did not actually write an argument or explanation for endorsement just accomplished this. our endorsements, president, donald j trump. that's it, but still, even with that little effort put into it. it was their distinction on friday to become the first and at that point only paper to endorse trump against clinton, but then this weekend, trump got another one. on sunday donald trump got the backing of the saint joseph missouri news press. the news press of northwest missouri, no relation to the santa barbara news press of coastal california. just a coincidence. now the missouri papers did make an argument for their endorsement i they sort of dinged him for course and even crude behavior. went so far as to say he should not be seen as a model for young people, but, quote, his business successes far outweigh failures
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and could use knowledge and insight to accelerate historically slow recovery from the recession. so that was their argument. and that means overall donald trump had gone from zero on this chart to two. if you spot a third one, please let us know. let us know via send it to plus. stay with us.
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this is a pretty incredible story. june 2, 1976 a very busy day for nvlgtive reporter. had to cover a hearing at the state capital. also eighth wedding anniversary.
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had plans with his wife to see all the president's men. the classic movie about investigative reporters at the washington post that broke the nixon watergate story. in addition to those conflicting responsibilities also had one piece of reporting business to attend to. he was working in phoenix. he had to meet up in phoenix with an informant who said he had a tip. >> reporter: he was an investigative reporter he would follow every lead in search of a story. he was doing that kind of digging the day a bomb exploded beneath his car. >> he got a tip on some information on a land fraud case and being a long-time investigative reporter he decided to check it out. it's quite obvious now that tip was a setup, but he was given some information which tended to
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involve some arizona officials in a land fraud case. >> when he went to meet his informant, the bomb exploded. lost an arm, both legs and 11 days later died. on that day when balance attendance pulled him from the car. he spoke one name. he said john adamson. he was the man. find him. first booked on a fraud charge. yesterday charged with the murder of don. adamson owns racing dogs and alleged associate of gamblers. told a fellow reporter he was the informant. he told associates he doubted the story, but had to check it out. his newspaper has made a front page promise not to forget. under the story telling of his death, an editorial is ban anymored in red. it says that death shall not go unavenged.
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we could not rest in don bolls had died utterly in vain. >> this newspaper vowing revenge for his newspaper. six sticks of dynamite tore through the bottom of his car. as a report mentioned, he hung on in the hospital for 11 days as he lost an arm, both legs. tried desperately to save his life. died on day 12. don boll's last words as he was being lifted into the balance was the name of the man mentioned in the news package. the name he named as he was being lifted into the balance. that man was later convicted of his murder. claimed he carried out the murder as a hit on behalf of a prominent businessman who was angry with his work as an investigative reporter. we have this sort of remarkable footage of his car because it's on display today at the museum in washington, d.c. they've got an exhibit about reporters in the united states being assassinated for
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journalism and don's car is there. they've cleaned it up some, but the windshield is blown out. a huge hole in the floor with the dynamite was strapped under his driver seat. he was murdered 40 years ago while working for the arizona republic. you may recall that last month, the arizona republic made news when it endorsed hillary clinton for president. was the first time in the paper's 126-year history they endors a democratic instead of a republican for president. the arizona republic used to be called the arizona republican. since they decided to break that line this year for the first time ever, the paper and the accomplisher have been getting threats. one of the threats was an anonymous caller calling the officers of the paper invoking the name of don bolls, threatening because the paper didn't endorse donald trump this
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year, more arizona republic reporters might meet the same fate that don bolls did. yesterday the president of the arizona republic responded in print and it is a remarkable response. she says someone who spent a career in the business of words. it's unusual to find myself speechless yet there i was. what is the correct response to this. you're dead, watch your back. we will burn you down. you should be put in front of a firing squad as a trader. she writes, to the anonymous caller who invoked the name of don bolls he's the reporter assassinated and threatened more of our reporters will be blown up, i give you kimberly. the young lady who answered the phone when you called. she told them that later she walked to church and prayed for you. prayed for patience, forgiveness, she knows free speech requires come pain medication.
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to those who said we should be shutdown, burned down. who hoped we cease to exist, i give you nicole. nicole sl our editor who directs the news staff independent of our inendorsements after your threat she put on a press badge and walked with reporters and photographs into the latest donald trump rally. she stood as trump encouraged followers to heckle and boo and bully journalists and then came back to the newsroom to make sure the news were fair. to all of you who asked why we endorsed or what right we had to do so. i give you my mother. she grew up under occupying dictatorship no right to education. no freedom of religion. no freedom to assemble peaceably. she raise add journalist who understood not to take the rights for granted. the journalist walked into the newsroom every day to do their jobs. it's 45 words long.
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it's an idea that is in my thoughts a lot these days. it is the first. mia parish, thanks very much for joining us tonight. appreciate you making time to be here. >> thanks for having me. >> let me ask first about your decision to write this remarkable response. obviously there's -- you have to consider that you are showing the public the threats you received. >> initially i wasn't going to write about them. that isn't something we do as you know and as journalists know, that is part of -- that's part of of the deal. i don't say their commonplace and not taking them lightly, but our journalists understand that is part of what happens. when we receive those threats, we -- i spoke to the police.
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i spoke so homeland security. we spoke to fbi and we took additional precautions because you just never know, but as time went on and threats accelerated as well as extended outside of the building beyond or journalists who again do understand that's part of the work they do and those threats included people heckling, threatening, hassling, spitting on our really kids who go door to door selling newspaper subscriptions and people in the stores who are selling subscriptions were having guns flashed at them and trying threaten them not to subscribe. calls were coming in saying they would stop the carriers from driving through the streets. to me the idea of people being so dark that they would threaten
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kids just selling newspapers door to door for disagreeing with an opinion that wasn't even expressed by them, it was time to talk about that. >> can i just ask how you're staff is doing. i would have to define your staff broadly if the threats are going after kids selling subscriptions. >> they're amazing. i'm incredibly proud of them. that was part of it as well in seeing how they responded. when i talked about kimberly, she answers phones for us and assists us in the newsroom. she's not a journalist. she's a partner for us. after she took dozens and dozens of calls with hateful language and vile threats, you know, she went across the street and prayed. and then she came back and she answered the phones again. you know, and answered the e-mails again. and for people like kimberlynd
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so many others, the journalists, but all of them, i'm just so proud of them. because they are mission driven every single day. we believe the heart of everything we do is the first amendment. and whether we're selling advertising or marketing or answering the phones, there are hundreds and hundreds of people who support that endeavor to have a free press and have free speech and have a robust democracy. so i want to stand up for them and for all of us. >> mia parish, president of arizona republic and republican media. thank you for writing what you did and thanks for coming here to talk about what you did. sorry you have been through that and thanks for being here. >> thanks so much. >> the chair of the democratic party joining us live, still to
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this weekend, fox news landed quite a scoop about the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. the headline said new fbi files contain allegations of quid pro quo in clinton's e-mails. it included this from house republican. quote, this is a flashing red light of potential criminality. congress man told the story to fox news basically this, as the state department was releasing hillary clinton's e-mails from her private server, a senior state department official went to the fbi and asked the fbi to not mark one of those e-mails classified.
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in exchange, the state department would do the fbi a favor and secure additional space for fbi agents posted overseas. quid pro quo, you do this for us, we'll do this for you. at least that is what jason had heard. according to the fox news article, quote, he has not read the new documents, but based on a briefing from staffers, he said there are ground for four hearings after the recess. i wonder if the hearings would be before or after he had time to read the documents. donald trump and paul ryan were among the republicans who immediately jumped on this news as proof of a scandal. fox news report has been driving headlines all day, but also today we all got to see the documents in question for ourselves. and if the scandal was the state department offering something to the fbi, well, it turns out the state department never offered anything to the fbi. the fbi says it was actually one of their agents who brought up this issue of the space for fbi
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agents overseas and then that fbi agent suggested to a colleague that a quid pro quo might be possible. so it's not the state department asking the fbi for favors and offering actions in response, it's that backwards. an fbi official tells nbc news today the fbi has launched a serious internal investigation into its own agent who is now retired. to be clear, that e-mail in question, it stayed classified just as the fbi wanted and the state department never gave the fbi anymore space for agents overseas. if any quid pro quo was ever offered, it certainly never took place and didn't come from hillary clinton state department. that said, more clinton e-mails and more fox news headlines about them will continue to drip out as more fbi investigations notes and all these things. these are not even the documents hacked from democrats.
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how is this party dealing with constant flood of internal documents all coming up one way or another. a person to ask that, a person right in the middle of that joins us next.
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this election is three weeks from over. and we're coming to a point if you're hillary clinton you're honestly starting to think about not just whether you will win, but how big your win will be. one option is to play it as safe as possible. defense. focus on the places you know can get you to 270 electoral votes and focus on making wins in those states as solid as possible. so stay laser focused on swing states that barack obama won in 2008. pennsylvania, florida, north carolina, new hampshire, nevada, ohio. build up your margins in those states, win them all by as much as possible. that's defense. defend the ground, you need to win. that's one option.
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then there's the offense option. don't just go for a win, go for a blowout. hand the republicans their own butts. try to win everywhere. that could be the strategy that we see it work in the clinton campaign's small recent moves in texas and utah and georgia. texas looks kind of close right now. utah, who knows. we've had two polls out of utah. one had trump by one. one had trump by 17. maybe it's close, maybe it's not. it's complicated by a third party candidate who appears to be competitive in skput nowhere else. in georgia t polling there similarly explicable right now. georgia hasn't gone for a democratic since 1992, but early voting started today. that's why jon lewis was out there today. champb ing chomping at the bit to win georgia. option one, defense.
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go maximum in just the states you know you need to win. option two, offense. go for the read statings. try to win the whole freaking country or option three, split the difference. shore up what you need, but go for states that might be reached, but maybe even if you don't win there, they could give you some down ballot momentum. give your down ballot candidate as boost. states particularly where there might be senators you would like to pick up. indiana, missouri. maybe clinton won't win the states, but maybe spin enough there to move the down ballot candidates up. which would you pick in this race if you were hillary clinton. if you believe the odds makers and thought your odds were 90%. which of these strategies would you pick in a person who can answer these questions with the most insight other than hillary clinton joins us now from the interview. interim chair of the democratic national committee. nice to see you. thanks for being here. >> great to see you too.
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>> are those three scenarios s that a reasonable way to look at it in terms of the strategic thinking for you at this point. >> absolutely. we always stated from day one we would not just focus on the battleground states. very, very important. want to make sure that they're adequate resources, staff, field offices as well as media, mail, you name it, but also the expansion states. i was very excited when i heard about six weeks ago we had resources to begin to look at georgia, look at arizona, look at utah. look at my states including texas, so it's very important that we spend resources. we have critical races in many of these states. down ballot races that will determine control of the house and senate. i was delighted today when robby told me more resources were going to states like missouri and indiana because as you all know, gubertorial and senatortorial, we're spending
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money to help with the state legislative races. we've been able to get volunteers to travel to those states and supply resources. i think you're going to see a lot of big surprises on election day. more importantly, we're out there early as you know. our early voting program vote by mail program, all of those programs are robust and while donald trump is out there talking about a rigged election because he's not reaching out to voters for lib work and playing. we are reaching outs to voters. giving them the necessary information so they can go and cast their ballot. >> the rigged election, it's something he's doing for weeks and months now. it's starting to get attention on the republican side because the more he says that he may be dmorlizing his own vote. starting to see some republican officials say whoa, whoa, campaign however you want, but don't cast dispersions on our election, our election itself is
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something we all ought to hold up and have faith in. do you think it's actually dangerous? do you think it's strategic in any way. >> i think it is tactical. you have secretaries of state saying hello, we are conducting a free fair open and honest election, when you have board of election officials, when you have others who have been deeply involved in preparing for election day, many of them ascribed in their heads and say what is he talking about. everything time donald trump faces scrutiny or challenged by secretary clinton on his policy ideas or releasing his taxes, you go to talktics to try to frighten people. he's run a very divisive campaign. it's time he makes a better closing argument than calling out the election process. i've been involved in more campaigns and many americans and
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i can tell you we have tried to make voting more accessible. that's why we urge officials to allow us to give people especially working people two, three days to cast their ballot. we want everyone to have time. sometimes it's difficult to get the polls at a certa period of time. so i'm very cognisant. we have a lot of work to do. this election is not over. 21 days and the campaign is a long, long time. let me tell you what i tell folks every day. don't worry about what wikileaks is saying. don't worry about anything. keep your eyes focused on getting out voter election day. that's the staff and all of our volunteers are doing across the country. >> you said don't worry about what wikileaks is saying, but i have to imagine it's a daily sort of opposite of christmas every morning waking up and woerndsing what wikileaks has accomplished in terms of new
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democratic documents. i want to ask you about that. first of all how you're dealing with that on the day-to-day basis. whether you have any sense of what going to come out or is it just a surprise. i have to ask you, they leaked an e-mail that you reportedly sent to the clinton campaign in march in which you said from time to time i get the questions in advance and included a question about the death penalty. you've said you never had access to cnn questions. never shared them with the clinton campaign ahead of one of those town halls that happened the next day. can you explain to us what happened there. >> to the best of my knowledge, because i don't read anything post marked from russia. i'm not anxious to destroy anymore of my computers. i don't have the kind of resources to keep replacing don mattinglys and keep replacing computers every time you open up one mall ware of spell ware. here's what i have to say. i love cnn. cnn gave me a platform for over 14 years and throughout the 14
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years, i covered both republican and democratic debates as a commentator. not as an analyst and not as a moderator so the notion that i was privileged to anything other than a glass of water in my own pencil and paper is ludicrous, but i can tell you one thing about me, that is before i go on any show, before i prepare for anything, i call around to colleagues both on democratic side and also call around republicans. i just saw michael steel. look, i know nothing about the republican party. when i think about the topics or what might be covered. i want to know where the candidates stand. i communicated with not just hillary clinton, bernie sanders, martin o'malley. if i had ideas what the topics would be i would want to know exactly how they would come out to be on the panels before or after the show. no, cnn has never shared anything with me. that's the god honest truth. now, are you asking me if i ever
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supplied potential questions to journalists and others, yes, i do that all the time. journalists, hell yeah, i have all kinds of ideas. i'm a writer and a talker and some people know i can garden and do other things with my life. i like to stir it up and submit things to everybody, but cnn never supplied me with questions. >> thank you for your time. >> if you ever moderate another presidential town hall meeting, why don't you just get me as your researcher, because i have a lot of good questions to ask these candidates. i care about issues like the death penalty, mass incarceration, i want to make sure those questions are asked in the debate. because sometimes we cherry pick and we never get to the bottom line on what's on people's minds. i like to share and provide some feedback. >> advocating for those
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questions to be asked is one thing people do out of the goodness of their heart and the right politics. all smart people turn off their phones for several days so we can't get that advice. thank you, donna. it's good to see you. we'll be right back.
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we have been in this thing together for so long now, the rallies and the protests and fest fights and the teleprompters and the access hollywood freakin' bus and the accusations and the denials that have followed. we have been in this so long i am going to tell you this flat out, i think we need a reminder of h our politics are supposed to work. and today we got one. it is good new the coming from a good place, and that story's next.
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things happened this weekend in our politics. the first happened in bangor, maine outside the donald trump rally, someone vandalized more than 20 vehicles for people who were attending that rally. not all the victims were trump supporters, but those who were told reporters they are sure that the spray painting was done by people who are politically opposed to donald trump. so that was in maine. and 900 miles away in hillsboro, north carolina, this happened to the state republican headquarters of the someone threw a bottle of flammable liquids through a window, and they set the room on fire, that is a fire bombing. it did not destroy the office entirely, but it did burn up the inside of the room. it burned up lots of campaign signs and the furniture, and frankly, it was terrorizing. that fire bombing happened and
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on an adjacent building this gra feety showed up that said nazi reblicans leave down or else. this is an ugly, ugly event, it's disgusting, not what american politics are supposed to be. local police are working with the atf, the alcohol, tobacco and firearms to determine who did this. as far as the candidates, donald trump, master of sbty immediately blamed the democrats and hillary clinton. they fire bombed our office because we are winning. for the record, it may not be related news that north carolina democrats say that on the same night that fire bombing happened, a democratic office was also vandalized with spray paint, even if it wasn't bombed.
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but there is a silver lining from this story from north carolina, and it comes in response to that fire bombing. in terms of the other candidate, hillary clinton came out after the news broke and said that the attack was horrific and unacceptable. in a normal year, that's what you would expect from frankly either party, but here's the part that resonates as a silver lining, a group of democrats launched a crowd funding campaign and what they said was they wanted to raise a lot of money, $10,000 to help north carolina republicans rebuild and reprayer their headquarters that was attacked. within 40 minutes they had blown through their goal, they had raised $13,000 in 40 minutes. a little goodwill across the aisle cannot erase what happened in north carolina anymore than it can take the paint off those cars.
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our system depends on respect. that is how it works, that is sometimes how it works even after bad things happen, particularly after bad stuff happens. now it's time for the last word. >> i know you never, on a sunday night, you never miss an episode of "family guy." i know you. but on a busy election cycle, i know it's possible that maybe last night you missed last night's episode with the heavy reading you have to do. it's possible you missed it. >> okay. >> and i'm going to save the day for you. >> i look forward to being updated. >> i am going to show you the clip from "family guy" from last night when the family guy gets on the access hollywood bus with donald trump. you' g to see this.


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